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Two Book Give Away--Contest Ends 10/15/09
Winner Announced: Kayla! See post below for full details!


Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Monday, June 25, 2007

Long Day At Work

It is hot here, and humid like you wouldn't believe. Okay, maybe you'd believe it, but then you'd go inside and hide from it. At work today the ruddy air conditioner couldn't keep up and it was 80 to 85 degrees INSIDE. Optimum temperature for paper books to be around is 70-72 degrees, and dry. Things were curling all over the place, and we were sweating like we were running around outside. Gah. The rest of the week doesn't look a whole lot better. We are starting inventory again (moan) and today I managed to get all NLT Bibles inventoried and straightened, so that is a nice chunk done even in the heat. We also got a end cap up for Creation Fest which is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this week. All those lovely bands, all that lovely music, and it's going to be taking place in the meltable heat of this week. I don't envy the people who have tickets at all.

Also, I talked with my boss about several things this week including advertising for the event and he said that he's meeting with the local Christian radio station this week (well someone from there, I mean you can't really meet with the station itself that would just be weird) and he'll talk with them about what he wants.

That is cool. I mean I know we do advertising with them quite a bit, but still, my event with radio air time is really cool.

And he's also going to talk to some 'print media' about it.

I can now relax and stop worrying about the fact that I didn't really get anywhere with the media myself.

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Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway


Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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I tell stories all day long. Some with my pen, some with my keyboard and if you can find me, buy me a coffee and I'll tell you one too!